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Old 10-19-2012, 01:22 PM
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Where can we go to see real tanks besides the AAF Museum in Danville?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:35 PM
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A nice museum here in Los Angeles (actually El Monte) is the American Military Museum.

I go there for inspiration.
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Where can we go to see real tanks besides the AAF Museum in Danville?
Here are a few that I have visited. Aberdeen..but they are disappering fast. Virginia Military Vehicle Assn by Manassas. VA (Nokesville Tank Farm) c/o Wuseum of Americans in Wartime. The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is also a must see (little armor though). Patton Mus at Fort Knox..if it is still open. US Army Heritage Center Carlisle, PA. Wright Musem in Wolfsboro, NH. WW II Museum in N O, LA*. The Smithsonian is a hoot if you go near Aberdeen, MD be sure to stop by for the V-1 and ME 262 and much more.

If you like to travel some....... Imperial War Musuem in London,UK; Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, UK; Samur, France and Munster, Germany.

I have not hit Kublinka.....YET! NOTE: If you want to see German WW II tanks Bovington is the nicest and Samur has the biggest collection.

* or the old D-Day Museum. There is also the Military Mus. of Southern New England in Danbury CT. but these two I have not been to.

PS You MUST join us for the D-Day 2014 trip to Normandy.
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Fort Hood in Kileen Texas has a small but very comprehensive collection of US Armor.
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Canadian Forces Base Borden has a long list of static displays,
T34, T55, T60
Shermans several varieties up to the Firefly
German Hetzer, Flakpanzer, had a Panther but moved it to Ottawa
Then your usual Leapord, Centurions, Cromwell Churchill.
All in all around the base I bet there is about 30 tanks maybe more.
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Fort Carson, Colorado has US armor, WWII to present.  They are in a park outside the base gate, about a dozen pieces.
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my 5 kopeeks...

In Russia as well...

Kubinka Tank And Armour Museum (Moscow Region , Kubinka)
Museum of Technical Vehiclesof Zadorozhny(Moscow region, Il'inskoe)
Central Museum of Soviet Army (Moscow)
Central Museum of Great Patriotic War (Moscow)
Museum of Tank 34 (Moscow region, Snegiri)

All located in Russia...

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There's always the late Jacques Littlefield's collection - http://www.mvtf.org/index.html

Haven't been there in quite some while but it should still be worth a visit if you've never seen it.

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